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Masked Thieves With Gun Rob Man in Park View on Thanksgiving

by Andrew Ramonas — November 28, 2016 at 12:50 pm 1 Comment

2900 block of Georgia Avenue NW (Photo via Google Maps)A group of thieves wearing black ski masks robbed a man at gunpoint in Park View early on Thanksgiving, police said.

The armed robbery occurred on the 2900 block of Georgia Avenue NW about 3:30 a.m. Thursday.

The victim was walking about a block north of the Howard University campus when three masked men came up to him, according to authorities. One of the men then ordered the victim to hand over his belongings, but he declined.

The men soon after blocked the man’s path, and one of them pulled out a handgun. The man with the gun eventually grabbed the victim’s wallet and fled with his accomplices.

Police haven’t released detailed descriptions of the suspects.

A man also used a pole to damage a Dupont Circle nightclub’s glass front door before he was put into a submission hold that knocked him unconscious over the weekend, according to authorities.

The incident happened outside Kabin (1337 Connecticut Ave. NW) about 12:30 a.m. Sunday.

The man got mad after he was forced to leave the club, police said. Once outside, he picked up a post used to hold up rope for crowd control, hitting Kabin’s front door with it. The man then tried to whack someone with the stanchion, but missed.

The man’s target soon after used a submission hold on him, causing him to lose consciousness.

The man was arrested and brought to a local hospital for treatment. He faces misdemeanor charges, according to authorities.

A Kabin representative declined to comment.

According to police, other crimes reported in the Borderstan coverage area since Thursday included:

  • A robbery in which a man was punched repeatedly on the 1400 block of Otis Place NW in Columbia Heights about 8:30 p.m. Thursday. Authorities haven’t released any suspect information.
  • A robbery with knives on the 3300 block of Georgia Avenue NW in Park View about 4:45 p.m. Friday. Police haven’t released any suspect information.
  • A robbery with a gun on the 500 block of Morse Street NE near Union Market about 3 a.m. Saturday. Authorities haven’t released any suspect information.
  • An attempted rape in the Grand Hyatt Washington hotel at 1000 H St. NW about 7:45 p.m. Saturday. Police said they’re looking for a “Hispanic male, 5’1″-5’6″ in height, medium build, 21-25 years old, light complexion and black hair.”
  • A stabbing on the 1200 block of H Street NE about 1:30 a.m. today. Authorities haven’t released any suspect information.

Comments (1)

  1. I sure hope they release descriptions of the suspects so we know who to look out for and notify the authorities if we see them.

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